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Friday 22 November 2019 11am

Air quality data is available from 1 January 2016. Individual stations have been monitoring for different time periods so data may not be available for all possible times.

Air quality

Legend to air quality index colours about index values

  • Very good 0–33
  • Good 34–66
  • Fair 67–99
  • Poor 100–149
  • Very poor >150

Map markers are indicative only. They do not reflect the exact location of the stations.

Select a value within the table to generate charts and to download air quality data.

South East Queenslandmap
StationSummary index highest at stationParticle PM10 µg/m³24hr avg aboutParticle PM10 index aboutParticle PM2.5 µg/m³24hr avg aboutParticle PM2.5 index aboutParticles TSP µg/m³24hr avg aboutParticles TSP index aboutVisibility Mm⁻¹1hr avg aboutVisibility index aboutCarbon monoxide ppm8hr avg aboutCarbon monoxide index aboutNitrogen dioxide ppm1hr avg aboutNitrogen dioxide index aboutOzone ppm1hr avg aboutOzone index aboutSulfur dioxide ppm1hr avg aboutSulfur dioxide index about
Brisbane CBDmap52good26.152115
Cannon Hillmap171very poor50.910223.594136.41710.0220
Deception Baymap26very good000.02626
Flinders Viewmap77fair38.477940.00110.0272700
Lyttonmap43good21.54310.2410.0032
Mountain Creekmap36good1836830.00220.02525
Mutdapillymap30very good0.00110.0330
North Macleanmap33very good0.00330.03333
Rockleamap83fair34.16820.8831880.00430.0330
South Brisbanemap68fair27.25416.968000.0087
Southportmap39good19.7396.2250.00110.02424
Springwoodmap56good23.64714.1560.00330.018180.0042
Woolloongabbamap88fair35.97222.1881110.01613
Wynnummap34good16.4338.4340.00220.0042
Wynnum Westmap45good22.24411.3450.0032
South West Queenslandmap
StationSummary index highest at stationParticle PM10 µg/m³24hr avg aboutParticle PM10 index aboutParticle PM2.5 µg/m³24hr avg aboutParticle PM2.5 index aboutParticles TSP µg/m³24hr avg aboutParticles TSP index aboutVisibility Mm⁻¹1hr avg aboutVisibility index aboutCarbon monoxide ppm8hr avg aboutCarbon monoxide index aboutNitrogen dioxide ppm1hr avg aboutNitrogen dioxide index aboutOzone ppm1hr avg aboutOzone index aboutSulfur dioxide ppm1hr avg aboutSulfur dioxide index about
Hopeland69fair25.75117.26933.1410.22000.03636
Upper Humbugmap108poor37742710846.4580.33000.03636
Gladstonemap
StationSummary index highest at stationParticle PM10 µg/m³24hr avg aboutParticle PM10 index aboutParticle PM2.5 µg/m³24hr avg aboutParticle PM2.5 index aboutParticles TSP µg/m³24hr avg aboutParticles TSP index aboutVisibility Mm⁻¹1hr avg aboutVisibility index aboutCarbon monoxide ppm8hr avg aboutCarbon monoxide index aboutNitrogen dioxide ppm1hr avg aboutNitrogen dioxide index aboutOzone ppm1hr avg aboutOzone index aboutSulfur dioxide ppm1hr avg aboutSulfur dioxide index about
Auckland Pointmap41good20.641
Boat Creekmap25very good12.7256.325146000.0011
Boyne Islandmap34good17.1346.526115000000
Clintonmap40good20.2408321150.002200
Fisherman's Landingmap61good30.6617.229420000
Memorial Parkmap33very good0.00330.033330.0011
South Gladstonemap48good23.8487.831940000
Targiniemap36good18.2367.9321460000
Central Queenslandmap
StationSummary index highest at stationParticle PM10 µg/m³24hr avg aboutParticle PM10 index aboutParticle PM2.5 µg/m³24hr avg aboutParticle PM2.5 index aboutParticles TSP µg/m³24hr avg aboutParticles TSP index aboutVisibility Mm⁻¹1hr avg aboutVisibility index aboutCarbon monoxide ppm8hr avg aboutCarbon monoxide index aboutNitrogen dioxide ppm1hr avg aboutNitrogen dioxide index aboutOzone ppm1hr avg aboutOzone index aboutSulfur dioxide ppm1hr avg aboutSulfur dioxide index about
Blackwatermap65good29.55916.365
Moranbahmap80fair40801976
West Mackaymap69fair34.76914.55842
Townsvillemap
StationSummary index highest at stationParticle PM10 µg/m³24hr avg aboutParticle PM10 index aboutParticle PM2.5 µg/m³24hr avg aboutParticle PM2.5 index aboutParticles TSP µg/m³24hr avg aboutParticles TSP index aboutVisibility Mm⁻¹1hr avg aboutVisibility index aboutCarbon monoxide ppm8hr avg aboutCarbon monoxide index aboutNitrogen dioxide ppm1hr avg aboutNitrogen dioxide index aboutOzone ppm1hr avg aboutOzone index aboutSulfur dioxide ppm1hr avg aboutSulfur dioxide index about
Coastguardmap66good33.26643.855
Environment Parkmap120poor59.8120
Lennon Drivemap98fair34.4697898
North Wardmap88fair37.37522.1881360.001100
Mount Isamap
StationSummary index highest at stationParticle PM10 µg/m³24hr avg aboutParticle PM10 index aboutParticle PM2.5 µg/m³24hr avg aboutParticle PM2.5 index aboutParticles TSP µg/m³24hr avg aboutParticles TSP index aboutVisibility Mm⁻¹1hr avg aboutVisibility index aboutCarbon monoxide ppm8hr avg aboutCarbon monoxide index aboutNitrogen dioxide ppm1hr avg aboutNitrogen dioxide index aboutOzone ppm1hr avg aboutOzone index aboutSulfur dioxide ppm1hr avg aboutSulfur dioxide index about
Menziesmap0very good00
The Gapmap53good26.55300

None of the data is validated (0% validated, 0/126 records)

The data used to compile this air quality information comes directly from the department's air monitoring network and has only undergone a preliminary quality check. Data is retrieved from the stations every hour and after quality checks, is available approximately 1 hour later.

All data on this site is shown in Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST).

  • If there is no data measured for a parameter, or data could not be retrieved from the monitoring station at this hour, no data is shown in the cell.

About air quality index values

Our scientists create an air quality index by converting measured pollutant concentrations into index values which make it easier to interpret air quality data by reducing the complexity associated with pollutant concentrations.

The index value is the pollutant concentration expressed as a proportion of the National Environment Protection Measure for Ambient Air Quality (Air NEPM) standard or the Environmental Protection (Air) Policy 2008 (Air EPP) objective.

More information about air quality index.

About these Air quality parameters

Particle PM10

Airborne particles less than 10 micrometres in diameter, referred to as PM10, can be hazardous to human health or cause a nuisance when present in the air at elevated levels. They are capable of penetrating the lower airways of humans and can cause possible negative health effects.

The guideline for Particle PM10 is 50µg/m³ (24hr avg).

Particle PM10 is measured in micrograms per cubic metre.

More information about Particle PM10

Particle PM2.5

Airborne particles less than 2.5 micrometres in diameter, referred to as PM2.5, can be hazardous to human health or cause a nuisance when present in the air at elevated levels. They are capable of penetrating the lower airways of humans and can cause possible negative health effects.

The guideline for Particle PM2.5 is 25µg/m³ (24hr avg).

Particle PM2.5 is measured in micrograms per cubic metre.

More information about Particle PM2.5

Particles TSP

Airborne particles up to about 100 micrometres in diameter are referred to as TSP (total suspended particles). These particles are generated by combustion and non-combustion processes, including windblown dust, sea salt, earthworks, mining activities, industrial processes, motor vehicle engines and fires.

The guideline for Particles TSP is 80µg/m³ (24hr avg).

Particles TSP is measured in micrograms per cubic metre.

More information about Particles TSP

Visibility

Aerosols and fine particles can reduce visibility. Smoke from fires or haze are common causes of poor visibility.

The guideline for Visibility is 235Mm⁻¹ (1hr avg).

Visibility is measured in inverse megametres.

More information about Visibility

Carbon monoxide

Carbon monoxide is a colourless, odourless gas formed when substances containing carbon (such as petrol, gas, coal and wood) are burned with an insufficient supply of air. It has serious health impacts on humans and animals, especially those with cardiovascular disease.

The guideline for Carbon monoxide is 9ppm (8hr avg).

Carbon monoxide is measured in parts per million.

More information about Carbon monoxide

Nitrogen dioxide

Nitrogen dioxide is an acidic and highly corrosive gas. Nitrogen oxides are critical components of photochemical smog. Long-term exposure to high levels of nitrogen dioxide can cause chronic lung disease and affect the senses.

The guideline for Nitrogen dioxide is 0.12ppm (1hr avg).

Nitrogen dioxide is measured in parts per million.

More information about Nitrogen dioxide

Ozone

Ozone is a colourless, highly reactive gas with a distinctive odour. The upper atmosphere ozone layer (at altitudes of 15–35km) protects the earth from harmful ultraviolet radiation from the sun. The ozone layer reduction represents a global atmosphere issue.

The guideline for Ozone is 0.1ppm (1hr avg).

Ozone is measured in parts per million.

More information about Ozone

Sulfur dioxide

Sulfur dioxide (SO2) is a colourless gas with a sharp, irritating odour. It is produced by burning fossil fuels and by the smelting of mineral ores that contain sulfur.

The guideline for Sulfur dioxide is 0.2ppm (1hr avg).

Sulfur dioxide is measured in parts per million.

More information about Sulfur dioxide

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Last updated
9 December 2019
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